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To show off

De cara a la galería

To be fickle, to flip-flop

Cambiar de chaqueta o ser un "chaquetero"

To add fuel to the fire

Echar Leña al Fuego


El pez que se muerde la cola, el perro que se persigue la cola y otros círculos viciosos

Where there's a will, there's a way

Querer es Poder Ser un quiero y no puedo

By the skin of your teeth

El canto de un duro

All roads lead to Rome

Todos los caminos llevan a Roma

Everyone has their own way of doing things

Cada maestrillo tiene su librillo

To be old-fashioned

Estar chapado a la antigua

To flout

Saltarse (algo) a la torera

To send someone packing

Ir a tomar viento

What's done is done

A lo hecho, pecho

Period, moving right along

Punto pelota / a otra cosa, mariposa

In fits and starts

A trancas y barrancas

To be climbing the walls

Subirse por las paredes

When it rains, it pours

A perro flaco, todo son pulgas

To keep on and on

Erre que erre

To be in and out

Hacer la visita del médico

To backslide

Volver a las andadas

To come to nothing

Quedar en agua de borrajas

Echar Leña al Fuego

The expression echar leña al fuego, literally to add fuel to the fire, is a very common expression which means to contribute in any way to the aggravation of a conflict, an argument or someone’s anger, for example. It is a very graphic expression in which the flames represent the problem and the firewood stands for the comments that make the flames grow.

¡Al borde de un ataque de nervios!

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